M R MadhavanMadhavan co-founded PRS and is currently its President.
Prior to starting PRS, Madhavan was based in Singapore covering currency and interest rate markets as Principal and Senior Strategist for the Asia region for Bank of America. He started his career with ICICI Securities in Mumbai in the equity research group and later headed interest rates research. He is a Fellow (doctorate) from IIM Calcutta, MBA from IIM Calcutta and holds a B. Tech degree from IIT Madras. In 2010, Madhavan was selected as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Abhijit BanareAbhijit Banare is a Programme Officer responsible for citizen engagement platforms and outreach to state legislators.
Prior to joining PRS, he was a LAMP fellow to Member of Parliament Om Birla from Kota, Rajasthan. He has previously worked with cricketcountry.com as a reporter and with Scroll.in as content curator. He has completed a Bachelors in Mass Media from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.
Ahita PaulAhita is an Analyst in the research team.
Prior to joining PRS, She worked as a business analyst with Capital One for its financial services division and business risk office. She has also pursued an internship with Deloitte. She holds a postgraduate degree in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and completed her Bachelors in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
Ankita NandaAnkita is a Project Associate with the Outreach team.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and Sociology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research from Ashoka University. She has previously interned with the Urbanisation Team at Centre for Policy Research. She has also worked on documenting oral histories as a Research Assistant at the Partition Museum in Amritsar.
Chakshu RoyChakshu heads the legislative and civic engagement initiatives at PRS.
He is an expert on the rules and procedures of Parliament and its functioning. He anchors programs to strengthen the capacity of legislators at the centre and state level. He supports civil society organisations to engage with legislatures and has trained journalist groups about tracking the functioning of Parliament and State Vidhan Sabhas. He has also been involved in setting up the first comprehensive database of state legislation in the country. He writes regularly on legislative issues and about the strengthening of the institution of Parliament. Chakshu is an IVLP and INK Fellow and holds a bachelor’s degrees from Delhi University.
Gayatri MannGayatri Mann is an Associate Analyst.
She has completed her Bachelor of Business Studies, with a specialisation in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. During the course of her studies, she worked with Enactus to promote social entrepreneurship. She also co founded Project Udaan, a social enterprise with a mission to bridge the digital divide in India.
Hemlata BishtHema is Administrative Assistant to the PRS team. She is responsible for content updation on the Laws of India and PRS websites, state laws data compilation and assisting the PRS team in administrative functions.
She has worked with BSA Logistics Company in the customer care division and Solution-Digitas as a Quality Analyst. Hema holds Bachelors degrees in Arts from Delhi University and a Diploma in Office Management from the YMCA, New Delhi.
Jhalak KakkarJhalak is a Programme Manager with the outreach team and is responsible for engagement with Members of Parliament, to provide them with legislative and policy support. Before taking up this role, she was an analyst with the research team at PRS and tracked environment, mining and tribal affairs.
Prior to joining PRS, her internships include the Government Affairs and Policy Team at Amarchand Mangaldas and the corporate teams of Allen & Overy LLP and Trilegal. She holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. At NUJS, she was the Editor of the Journal of Indian Law and Society. She presented a paper at the 13th International Symposium on Victimology in Japan, which was subsequently published.
Kusum MalikKusum is a Programme Manager who focuses on tracking the work done by legislators and legislatures. She is in charge of content management of PRS websites. In addition, she oversees the translation of PRS research products.
She has earlier worked with the Centre for Policy Research supporting the work of different research teams. Kusum holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce from Delhi University and Diploma in Financial Management and Accountability from FMSF- Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Mandira KalaMandira is Head of Research. She led PRS' engagement with MPs, to provide them legislative and policy support. Her core role involved engaging with MPs regularly to understand their research needs, briefing them on upcoming issues and designing initiatives that add value to the work of MPs. Mandira also anchored the LAMP Fellowship during its initial years.
Previously, she has worked in the research team of Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore and Centre for Social Policy, Boston, USA. She was awarded the UNDP Asia- Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship in 2008. Mandira was selected as an Emerging Leaders Fellow 2011-12 by the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne. She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Prachee is a Senior Analyst tracking the sectors of urban development and transport.
Praveen heads the LAMP Fellowship Programme.
Raunaq heads the LAMP Fellowship Programme and manages citizen engagement.
Roopal is an Analyst in the research team.
Roopal has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad. She has interned at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and with CES (I) Pvt. Ltd. in the Urban Planning Department.
Roshni Sinha is an Analyst in the research team.
S V PrasadPrasad is Head of Accounts and Administration.
He has over 25 years of work experience in Finance, Accounts, Audit, Administration and Sales & Marketing. Prasad holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Law from Delhi University.
Sanat KanwarSanat is an Associate Analyst.
He has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick. Prior to joining, he interned at PRS for two months. He has pursued internships in Nielsen and Deloitte in the past.
Suyash is an analyst in the research team.
Suyash has a B.Tech. (Hons.) and M.Tech. in Mining Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He has previously interned with the Ministry of Steel while at KPMG, and the Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research.
Trina RoyTrina is a Programme Officer for media outreach.
She has previously worked with CRY, Kolkata as an active volunteer helping their efforts related to various child rights issues. As an intern at CRY she also helped plan their campaign to increase partnerships and expand their support base. She has completed a Bachelor in Arts, Political Science (Hons) from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She has also pursued a Foundation Course on Human Rights and Duties under IGNOU.